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Welcome to the online community of the Holistic Orchard Network. Join with other growers to explore what it takes to grow healthy fruit, find organic inspiration, and make new tree-minded friends. The cutting edge discussion in our forum is geared towards folks growing fruit as part of their living, and certainly open to all to read and learn. Wassail!

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Understory Management14622Nov
Sensible Equipment22218Nov
Spray Nuance32117Nov
Cider Apples1328Nov
Orchard Classifieds242Nov
Ecosystem Connections8726Oct
Good Fruit Marketing10518Oct
Just Talk45920Sep
Tree Fruit Nutrition12514Sep
Starting an Orchard1007Sep
Organic Thinning596Aug
Fungal Pathogens2411Aug
Bug by Bug33723Jul

Upcoming Events

February 1 - 4, 2022
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CiderCon 2022
    Richmond, Virginia
June 11 - 12, 2022
Saturday - Sunday
Holistic Orchard Intensive
    Groveton, New Hampshire

Our Portal Page

You have found the index to our online orchard community, and therefore the perfect place to begin exploring. Position your cursor over any of the forum links, give a click, and a new window opens. Have fun learning more about growing healthy fruit!

book by Claude Jolicouer
'Tis the season to set yourself down by the woodfire to delve deeply into healthy orcharding, apple lore, and the fine art of cider making. The Network Bookshelf offers a modest selection of inspiration so check it out. Far better to support the world we want to see as opposed to launching frigging billionaires into outer space, eh?

Hot Topics

Hi Gang, We have an orchard with some trees in decline and maybe fifty where the grafted tree died years ago and the root stock is still alive. We were told that most of it is MM111 and M7. I'd lik...
    - Shane Patrick        posted: 10Nov
Hello all, just replaced some parts on pump after freezing / cracking of plastic housing. As I looked back through my manual regarding winter preparation, there was nothing about antifreeze. Noneth...
    - Jon Place        posted: 6Nov
I lost an account this year. My biggest. Why? I spray with fish. Never mind for Two Years I have gone to excruciating extents to inform them of how I steward. Never mind that humanimal has been u...
    - Chris Vlitas        posted: 15Oct

Our Portal Page

is the table of contents for our online orchard community, and therefore the perfect place to begin exploring. Position your cursor over any of the links, give a click, and a new window opens. We invite you to poke around, have fun, and to read more about our basic site protocols.

Engaging in this Network

Occasional impetus ensures your good standing as a network member. We'd love to list your orchard so new customers find you. And invite you to post a grower profile to share your story. And save money by taking advantage of select sponsor discounts

Westwind Orchard
a snapshot from one of our Grower Profiles

Westwind Orchard

Accord, New York

Fabio Chizzola writes: “When I started pruning my old trees, many winters ago, I would always turn around to see who was behind me, and realized thet these intricate, wrinkly and fascinating apple trees, were giving me the illusion of people moving. As simple as it sounds, I planted new trees to be able to see how they grow and how they will look like in 20 years under my stewardship.”

The Network becomes all the more engaging as orchardists get to know each other better. Posting a grower profile allows other growers to learn about your farm, your trees, your philosophy. >

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